So many breeds of horses were represented too – Spanish, American Quarter horses, Haflingers, Norwegian Fjords, Holsteins, Warmbloods, Traditional Cobs, Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, Irish Sport Horses, Welsh Section A’s, Pure Arabs & British Miniatures aged between 4 – 27 years with some retired professionals and some rescues in the mix.
Some of the team are professional competitors in all the variety of equestrian activities and some are just happy hackers but nothing could prepare them for the 500,000 people wanting to meet them in the crowds. They were all so brilliant stopping along the way at some of London’s most iconic landmarks to allow the crowd to stroke their horses and ask questions. It is hard to imagine that most of these horses/ponies rarely visit such crowded streets let alone walk between 250 watt speakers of blaring music, marching bandings in front and behind, giant character balloons floating past and having commentators get the crowds to cheer and chant! The crowds completely loved the horses and both adult & children’s faces was definitely a highlight that none of us will forget!